Q1 2023

The Platform Design Bootcamp

Become part of an exclusive network of experts and facilitators who master the real potential of Platform Design, beyond buzzwords!

This Bootcamp will change the way you think about platforms, organizations, and ecosystems.

7 sessions, 4 hours each, stretched in 3 weeks. A friendly schedule, more comfortable for distant time zones and busy people.

The Bootcamp sessions will be on Q1 2023 to be planned.


> Note that this event is held in English.

Our much appreciated Online Platform Design Certification Bootcamp is now updated and extended, with new content coming from the Whitepaper and from our latest research trends in the fields of Future of Platforms, EEEO/Boundaryless Organisations, Exploration of Platform opportunities, Platform Growth practices.


That’s why the Bootcamp turned 3.0!


  • A preliminary Introduction Webinar one week before the online event, plus a side meeting on the tech tools used at the event (Miro and Zoom);
  • Real-time online experience with two (or more, depending on final numbers) trainers available live (this is not a MOOC, there will be no pre-recorded video, all will be live)
  • Accessing Platform Design Toolkit templates and exercises through Miro.com (our preferred platform for remote collaboration);
  • Using Zoom.com and Breakout rooms for Coaching with Platform Design Toolkit Trainers and for participant-to-participant peer feedback and interactions on the project contexts;
  • No additional technology or support will be requested from the participants, we’ll provide all the technology. Just need your laptop with a stable internet connection, and a comfortable place where to sit (or stretch!).

What's this Bootcamp about?

The Online Platform Design Certification Bootcamp v3.0 is the primary and most comprehensive training format we've designed

For five years now Simone Cicero and the Boundaryless Team have been training hundreds of participants from all over the world thanks to the well-known 2-DAY Platform Design Masterclass.

While the latter is focused on guiding the participants through the standard step by step process using a project-work, we have been asked often to create a deeper format, thought for designerstrainers, and strategists that deal with Platform-Ecosystem thinking as a core part of their work.

The context of Platform and Ecosystem is changing rapidly: as we enter an age of continuous change, rapidly transforming technologies, environmental breakdown, and social crises, we believe that acquiring the capability to design scalable strategies, will allow organizations to become positive transformative actors in the Anthropocene. A systemic view of markets is essential to a modern theory of platforms.

The Online Platform Design Certification Bootcamp v3.0 is the primary and most comprehensive training format we’ve designed, to offer you a full immersion into Platforms and the disruptive mindset behind them. It’s a deeper and extended format dedicated to those that are aiming to become Platform Design Toolkit facilitators and become part of an exclusive network of individuals that master the real potential of platform design, beyond buzzwords and false promises for really transformative impacts.

Who’s this course designed for?

  • Organization leaders running organization-wide Platform Design units and Innovation or Strategy groups;
  • Consultants and freelance platform catalysts, willing to learn how to master the full Platform Design Toolkit capabilities for client’s projects and integrate it with other methodologies;
  • Human resources experts and organizational designers willing to integrate post-industrial approaches into their organizational development practices;
  • Systems Thinkers that want to master a powerful and digestible methodology to rapidly bring systemic thinking to the table, producing fast outstanding results;
  • Entrepreneurs working on platform projects, interested in integrating a deep vision and practice in the work they’re doing, to maximize impact, and minimize time and energy lost in negligibly impacting projects.
  • Policy-makers wanting to understand the full scope of platform thinking and the full potential of ecosystem mobilization

The Platform Design Bootcamp presentation trailer

An advanced training program to learn a powerful methodology for designing platforms. The Platform Design Toolkit is a design framework, a unified market theory and a set of tools to take your projects or facilitation business to the next level.

What will you learn in this Bootcamp

The Bootcamp will expose participants to a full and deep understanding of our framework and its interrelated aspects such as systems thinking, mastering network effects, organizational transformation, and integration with other facilitation tools.

Here follows a preliminary list of elements that will make up the 6 sessions program:

  • The Context of Platform Design: we’ll explore what is the future playing field for Platform Thinking. What kind of platforms is worth developing? How are new technologies such as blockchain enabling new possible design spaces? What is the social, ecological and political context of platform thinking?
  • The Key Elements of Platform Design and the Unified Market Theory: understanding post-Industrial markets and how value chains are transformed plus the two core Engines of Platform Design (transactions, and learning);
  • Network Effects and High Scalability: why it’s so important today, to design high scalability organizations and value proposition? How does one master and recognize Network Effects?
  • Validating Platform Strategies: how to design experiences, validate them and develop an ecosystem in a lean way?
  • Solving the Chicken-Egg problem: once validation is achieved where to focus to achieve growth?
  • Organizational Transformation: learning how organizational development and design overlap with business-model innovation and how platform thinking can help to achieve radical ambidexterity in a chaotic world.
  • Designing & Running Platform-Ecosystem Workshops: how to design workshops complementing Platform Design Toolkit with other methods for strategic design and team facilitation? We’ll share our experience.

How does it work?

The Bootcamp flow will be based on:

  • short slide-based lectures;
  • personal, face to face coaching with Platform Design Toolkit team;
  • group-wide work;
  • small team exercises to apply the thinking to example projects we provide.

Note that the Bootcamp is not strictly designed to apply the Platform Design Toolkit to a specific project but instead to gain a deep understanding and elements of mastery to be able to apply the thinking to any project, context of challenge afterwards.

What they said about us

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Yolanda Martin
Platform Design Director at Kaluza

“I have known and collaborated with Boundaryless for many years now and I can only say that I hope it’ll be for many more. This talented and incredible group of people headed by the fearless Simone organises and teaches the best masterclasses and boot camps on platform design in the world. I have done a few myself and sent many of my teams to learn the in’s and out’s of this practice with them. Their blogs and podcasts keep me updated and are an amazing resource for my daily work.”

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Robert Egli
Business Developer at Microsoft Switzerland

“The Bootcamp was exactly what I needed to jumpstart my journey with platforms and ecosystems. An intense workshop, where the team made a great job in aggregating, structuring and translating the latest content for aspiring facilitators. After countless epiphanies, I left the Bootcamp with a bag full of relevant tools, the right mindset and most importantly the confidence that I now have a community where I can address my real-world challenges.” 

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Mark Craddock
Former Technical Director at UN Global Platform

“The Bootcamp is an excellent experience for professionals: networking, deep technical conversations, I’d recommend to anybody.”

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David Nour
CEO at The Nour Group, Inc. and Best Selling Author
“Brilliant thinking, fantastic content, passionately shared. Boundaryless team takes business model innovation to a new level. Highly recommend any and all of their courses.”
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Nuno Simões
“Great training! It quickly opens our minds to the power of platform design. I do recommend it!”
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Jan Rudolph
Senior Consultant Digitization at DB Systel GmbH

“If you are interested in practical platform design and looking for a toolset to establish ecosystem thinking within your team or organization, joining the Bootcamp is definitely worth! …an exciting chance to share experiences and insights with people from all over the world. In my daily work, I benefit now from the views, methods and facilitation techniques I have experienced in the three days.”

The Membership & Certification

The Platform Design Certification Bootcamp provides participants with:

  • an official Platform Design Toolkit — Certified Facilitator Badge;
  • an invitation to join the Platform Design Facilitators group, a private group of advanced practice leaders connected with us in a long-standing collaboration, to evolve the methodology and work together on opportunities arising across the globe.


The Platform Design Facilitators group will have access to:

  • private, recurring, invite-only office hours calls to explore the latest developments in the methodology, and ask your questions;
  • access to and use of official slide decks redacted by the PDT Team for you to use;
  • an exclusive (not released in Open Source) Facilitators Manual including workshop design guidelines, advanced tips for facilitation and much more;
  • beta versions of upcoming toolkit releases;

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